Niantic details tournament formats, eligibility and registration processes for the Pokémon GO Championship Series

Niantic has revealed new details about the Pokémon GO Championship Series. Read on below to learn more:

Your path to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships

Trainers,

We’re excited to bring you more details on the Pokémon GO Championship Series that’ll lead to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships! Go head to head with other Trainers to test your skill and strive to be the very best.

In 2022, you’ll be able to participate in live, in-person Pokémon GO competitions, including Regional Championships and International Championships. Top Trainers can earn an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships, prize money, and other exciting rewards!

Who can play in the Pokémon GO Championship Series

Pokémon GO events will be open to players in the Senior and Masters age divisions. Players must be at or above the age of digital consent in their home market in order to participate in Pokémon GO Championship Series events.

Format

The format for the 2022 Pokémon GO Championship Series will be the Great League.

Registration

Trainers will be able to register for Pokémon GO Championship Series events via a two-phase registration window.

  • Early Registration: Players who achieve Legend Rank in a GO Battle League season will be able to register for certain events before anyone else during a short early-registration window.

  • Open Registration: * Once the early-registration window closes, all remaining spots will be made available for players of any rank.

When to Register

Online registration for the earliest events will open in January 2022. Tournament organizers will handle registration. An entry fee may apply, and events may sell out.

How to Register

To register for Pokémon GO Championship Series events, you’ll need to link your Pokémon GO account to a Trainer Club account and have a Play! Pokémon Player ID.

This account link is separate from the account-linking system used to log in to Pokémon GO.

You’ll be able to link your accounts for Pokémon GO Championship Series registration toward the end of 2021. Details about tournaments will also be available through the Event Locator at that time.

Pokémon GO Championship Series events

Pokémon GO will be featured at select events, including Regional and International Championships. Top Pokémon GO players at these events will win an invitation to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, and some will even earn a travel award to the World Championships, too! World Championships invites will be distributed at each qualifier as follows for each age division.

Regional Championships

  • 1st place: World Championships invite and travel award
  • 2nd place: World Championships invite

International Championships

  • 1st place: World Championships invite and travel award
  • 2nd place: World Championships invite and travel award
  • 3rd and 4th place: World Championships invite

Prize money is also awarded at each event.

Visit Pokemon.com to find up-to-date details on qualifier-event locations, dates, prizing, and more.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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